Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Family correspondence of Saʻid al-Sultan

Family correspondence of Saʻid al-Sultan

Family correspondence of Saʻid al-Sultan: letter with Nawruz greeting from [Haji Khan Sanandaji] and Qamar al-Hajiyah (Qamar Talʻat Khanum) to Saʻid al-Sultan and Bihjat Khanum; two letters from Safiyyah Khanum, sister of Saʻid al-Sultan, and her husband (?) to Saʻid al-Sultan, requesting purchase of wheat from Kamyaran; letter from Aminah Nanah to Sadiqah Khanum and Saʻid al-Sultan, asking them to buy mortar, oranges, cookies and shoes for Nawruz; letter from Muhammad Jaʻfar Asif Vaziri to Saʻid al-Sultan, encouraging him to appoint Sayyid ʻAli Sayyid al-Shuhada, Mirza Muhammad Nuri, or Nasr Allah Saddiqi as overseer of the village; Muhammad’s reply to Muluk Khanum; letter from Muhammad Yahuyi to Bihjat Khanum, about failures of the residents of Huviyah(?) and Sarhuviyah(?) villages to come to Sanandaj, sends a jar of honey with the letter to Bihjat Khanum; letter from [Mirza ʻAli Naqi Khan Asif Aʻzam] to his son, [Saʻid al-Sultan], in response to his son’s letter in Rajab, expressing happiness at his son’s recovery and wishing well for his wife; Mirza ʻAli Naqi Khan Asif Aʻzam asks his son to deal with a receipt for wheat transaction; letter from husband of Khanumkah Khanum, Asif Aʻzam’s relative, to Saʻid al-Sultan; letter from [Asif Aʻzam] to [Saʻid al-Sultan] recommending treating relatives well, including [Bihjat Khanum], [Qamar] Talʻat Khanum and Haji Khan; letter from [Mah Talʻat Khanum] to [Qamar Talʻat Khanum] in reply to her previous letter, about buying rice and grapes and transferring them. Zamanah Khanum intercedes on Asad Allah Khan’s behalf, Sulayman asks her to help in the case of Muhammadabad plunder–the writer complains to Saʻid al-Sultan for not caring enough about her and sends Ansiah Khanum and ʻAtaʼ Allah Khan’s greetings to Mah Talʻat Khanum; a letter describing an illness, complaining to him for not being supportive enough when he was sick, and about visiting Saʻid al-Sultan’s wife, Sadiqah Khanum, during his illness and asking for her help; a letter [from Qamar Talʻat Khanum?] in reply to his previous letter, complaining of her illness, speaking ill of Sardar and the way he is looking for a wife in the city and sending Riza and Ansiah’s greetings to him–the author writes that Mah Talʻat Khanum is buying a dowry for Khadijah Khanum and asking for a pair of shoes for Riza; a letter [from Qamar Talʻat Khanum] complaining about Sardar, inquiring about what he was doing, and sending Riza’s greeting to him; a letter from Muhammad Jaʻfar Asif Vaziri reminding Saʻid al-Sultan of Malik Zadah Khanum’s debt of 760 tumans to him; a letter [from Qamar Talʻat Khanum?] about some family issues; a letter [from Qamar Talʻat Khanum (?)] about ʻAtaʼ, bathroom problems, Mirza Shukr Allah’s proposal to Sughra Khanum (daughter of Ashraf Khanum), and the purchase of coal; a letter from Muhammad Jaʻfar Asif Vaziri expressing his happiness at Saʻid al-Sultan’s return to Sanandaj and reports his visit with Sayfi, the governor of Qazvin; a letter from Muhammad Jaʻfar Asif Vaziri about his recovery, complaining of not receiving any letters from Saʻid al-Sultan, asking about some jewelry, and sending his daughter’s greetings to Saʻid al-Sultan; a letter [from a relative] greeting him and his companions and sending his wife’s greeting to him; a letter about Muhammad Amin’s trip to visit Saʻid al-Sultan from Bijar via Kirmanshah’s road; a letter from Faraj Allah Asifi (Saʻid al-Sultan’s brother) about his nephew’s training and greeting Sadiqah Khanum, as Sadiqah Khanum is visiting her husband in Tehran; a letter from Muhammad Jaʻfar Asif Vaziri welcoming ʻAtaʼ Allah (the son of Saʻid al-Sultan) and Mah Talʻat Khanum (the wife of Saʻid al-Sultan) to Tehran and complaining to Saʻid al-Sultan for not caring much about him; a letter [from Khanum Buzurg?] complaining about her life, suggesting ignoring what Anisah Khanum says, giving advice about ʻAliyah Khanum’s family gun, informing him about ʻAbd Allah Khan’s visit and Faraj Allah Khan’s move to Marivan with his horsemen, and writing about [Asif Aʻzam’s] concerns regarding current affairs; a letter from ʻAtaʼ Allah Asif Vaziri [to Saʻid al-Sultan] about moving to Qazvin Gate in Tehran, about the struggles of several dignitaries in Kurdistan, an explanation of the English flint gun, and sending greetings to his mother, Mah Talʻat Khanum, Khanum Kuchik and others; a letter from ʻAtaʼ Allah Asif Vaziri to his father (Saʻid al-Sultan) asking permission to return home for Nawruz, mentioning his fatigue from studying, explaining an English gun, and sending greetings to his mother, Mah Talʻat Khanum.